Jon Aspin

Jon Aspin

Over the last 10 years, staff editor Jon Aspin has been producing ‘sparkling’ copy for everyone from mega rich beer companies and consumer electronics giants to local caravan dealers and Swedish Phd students. Born in the North East of England but raised in Australia, Jon has now worked on three continents, and remains curious about the others. Arriving in Vietnam 'on sabbatical' sometime during 2013, Jon soon got appointed ‘captain’ on a movie about a war and has tried not to look back since.

Thursday, 04 February 2016 06:18


Today’s students use smart phones for everything. Now, an application lets them take photos of their maths homework and get online experts to coach them through the answers

Thursday, 14 January 2016 08:43

Film in Vietnam

A scene from The Quiet American directed by Phillip Noyce

Beautiful scenery, technical expertise, a low-cost economy. Jon Aspin attempts to ask why big budget productions are the exception rather than the rule in Vietnam.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 08:54

The Creativity Debate

Creativity is everywhere, and we love it, but with all this self-expression going on, who’s going to water the plants? Jon Aspin waded into a debate about creativity and making money from being artistic. In the process he copped a bit of a beat-down

Friday, 08 January 2016 08:14

Liquid Sky Bar

In a city with a rapidly growing number of ‘elevated’ drinking experiences, Liquid proves that you can still deliver something special with the right combination of elements.

Thursday, 17 December 2015 06:49

Soul Burger

Having eaten several burgers in the service of Word readers, I feel somewhat qualified to declare a ‘short-list’ of sorts. It’s not necessary, because there’s no official competition going on, but when it comes to food wars, let's face it, the battle of the burger is never over.

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